New anti-spambot effort

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New anti-spambot effort

This morning I added a new feature to the site to try to cut down on spam accounts getting created. It works on the user login / user creation pages. Please let me know if you hear any reports of people having trouble creating accounts now that I've put that in.

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It would seem like it's

It would seem like it's either not as effective as intended, or that the bots take care of manually created accounts... I have reported several spam ads about online drugs -.-U

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Yeah, that's part of the

Yeah, that's part of the current issue - a number of accounts were created pre-installing the plugin and a lot of manually created ones as well. I have seen a sharp drop-off in new accounts that match some obvious patterns at least. So *that's* getting there. I'll be adding some more filter detection for the latest round of drug-offering ones as well. It's a shame Mollum went under since they'd been doing a decent job before.

I fix broken things. If you need something fixed, mention it on the suggestions board.
I also sometimes speak as website administrator and/ moderator.